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Matthew Hoekstra photo Shellmont resident Jack Rochfort was forced to buy a new refrigerator after his blew following the installation of a smart meter at his 42-year-old Richmond home.

Fridge blows after smart meter installed Richmond senior’s claim for costs rejected, calls process ‘heavy handed’ by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

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An 81-year-old Richmond man is out $787.16 after his refrigerator blew following the installation of a BC Hydro smart meter at his Shellmont home. On Aug. 5, a contractor from Corix Utilities arrived at Jack Rochfort’s home to install a new meter as part of BC Hydro’s province-wide smart meter replacement program. Rochfort said his 10-year-old re-

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ministrator with Corix. Rochfort, a retired truck driver who has lived in the same home since it was built in 1969, said he was notified about the installation about two weeks before it happened, but wasn’t aware the contractor had arrived on the day. “They should be notifying people before they do this,” he said. “They should know that with older equipment, a power surge will take it down.” Richmond is one of the first cities to get smart meters—digital devices that can capture and record the amount of power that is consumed in a given period. BC Hydro aims to have 1.8 million smart meters installed in homes and businesses throughout the province by the end of 2012. See Page 4

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frigerator was working fine that morning—until the power went out. Unaware his mechanical meter was being replaced, Rochfort thought little of a brief power outage, noticing electricity was restored to his home within a few minutes. It was then his refrigerator began making noise. He called a repairman, who, after charging $76.16 for the service call, suggested a power surge could have caused his refrigerator’s compressor to fail. Rochfort bought a new fridge for $711, and appealed to Corix. But the company couriered him a letter dated Aug. 18 that denied responsibility for the failure of his appliance. “Corix followed all company safety and installation procedures,” wrote Jennifer Toledo, an insurance ad-

A pet store chain that unsuccessfully challenged a Richmond bylaw banning the sale of dogs has announced all its stores will stop selling puppies Sept. 1. The national chain, PJ’s Pets and Pets Unlimited, will instead focus on supporting pet adoption services in communities across the country. “More than two million pet lovers visit our stores every year. We recognized that we can provide a significantly positive effect on local pet communities by working with adoption agencies to help them find homes for their pets,” said John Jules, president and CEO, in statement. Each store will have a dedicated area for adoption organizations to distribute information and show photos of adoptable pets. Some stores that can accommodate it will reserve kennel space for shelter pets. Richmond city council approved a bylaw last fall that banned the sale of dogs in retail outlets. That prompted PJ’s Pets to join with two other local pet stores to launch a petition in B.C. Supreme Court seeking to quash the bylaw. The pet stores argued the bylaw, which went into effect April 30, discriminated against them and wasn’t supported by clear evidence it would support the city’s goal of halting impulse buying of pets. But the court ruled the bylaw was within the public interest and concluded that pet stores overstated their case. PJ’s Pets spokesperson Stacey Halliday said Richmond’s bylaw didn’t influence the store’s move to stop puppy sales. “We still think it’s a bad idea to ban legitimate, regulated resources from selling animals should they choose to because we think it promotes sourcing through illegitimate, unregulated channels,” she said.

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New highway interchange opens at Nelson Road 6,000 trucks now have new route to access growing port lands by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

Dale Jackaman, the 2011 NDP candidate for Richmond, met Jack Layton many times in the last decade. Layton died Monday.

NDP’s Jack Layton was ‘our Obama’ NDP candidate Dale Jackaman remembers legacy of late party leader by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter In 2003, Dale Jackaman rallied for Jack Layton, a man then unknown on the national political scene. That year Layton won his bid for leadership of the federal NDP and inspired Jackaman to run as a candidate in Richmond. “I was very very impressed with the man. He was a major major reason why I decided to run for the federal NDP in the election afterwards— and subsequently.” Layton, 61, died early Monday morning at his home in Toronto from cancer, less than four months after leading his party to its first-ever Opposition status in the House of Commons. Jackaman heard of Layton’s passing through a

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text message. Hours later, Jackaman attended a candlelight memorial with hundreds of others at the Vancouver Art Gallery to honour the man he compared with the U.S. president. “In a sense he’s almost our Obama. He fought those who were trying to make Canada a colder, nastier place, as epitomized by our current Conservative government in spades,” said Jackaman. The May 2, 2011 election was Jackaman’s third as a federal NDP candidate. He said Layton was a man he gladly ran for—even in a largelyconservative riding such as Richmond. “Canadians are going to miss the man. He’s part of Canada, part of our political scene. He’s our needed opposition to our current government. Replacing that is going to be extraordinarily difficult. He’s a leader who’s had extraordinary support within the party.” Nonetheless, Layton was able to attract many bright lights to the party, said Jackaman, adding there are a number of people who could step forward to take on the role of party leader. Layton’s state funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.

Long-awaited relief for truckers caught in East Richmond traffic congestion arrived Monday in time for the afternoon rush. Politicians, business leaders and farmers gathered under heavy morning rain to officially unveil the new Highway 91 interchange at Nelson Road. The $23-million project will allow trucks travelling to and from Richmond’s port lands an easy way of accessing Highway 91, reducing congestion for farm and residential traffic on Westminster Highway. Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie called it a “milestone” day. “This interchange promises to greatly improve the flow of truck traffic to and from Port Metro Vancouver’s Richmond properties, and that will lead directly to investment and it will lead to jobs.” The interchange is located inside the socalled S-curve of Highway 91. It provides an eastbound highway exit to Nelson Road and a westbound highway on-ramp.

Matthew Hoekstra photo Richmond East MLA Linda Reid (centre) and Mayor Malcolm Brodie cut through a ribbon at a ceremony on Nelson Road Monday.

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Each day approximately 6,000 trucks move in and out of Port Metro Vancouver’s 283-hectare (700-acre) site in southeast Richmond, known as the Richmond Logistics Hub, via Nelson Road. Half the site is developed, with new tenants—both importers and exporters— moving in each year. The latest tenant is expected to be a major B.C. forest products company that exports lumber to China, according to the port’s vicepresident of real estate, Tom Corsie, who said construction on the firm’s warehouse could be complete in one year. Brodie said the area is one of the few in the region available for large-scale industrial development with multimodal transportation links. He said the improved access will lead to millions of dollars in new investment and trade for the province, while boosting livability for Richmond. Richmond East MLA Linda Reid pointed to a huge growth in trade with Asia that has boosted port activities. She noted China has now surpassed the U.S. as the highest value buyer of B.C. lumber. “Trade with Asia is becoming an important source of jobs for families in British Columbia,” said Reid. Provincial and federal governments each contributed $6.4 million to the project. Another $8 million came from Port Metro Vancouver and $2 million came from the City of Richmond, according to the B.C. Ministry of Transportation.

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Two black bear sightings reported on Sea Island A black bear has been spotted twice on Sea Island this week, prompting city officials to post warning signs at McDonald Beach Park. The warning comes from the city’s parks department, which confirmed the sightings Tuesday. It’s not clear how the bear arrived on Sea Island or if the bear is still in Richmond. City spokesperson Kim Decker said signs have been put up around McDonald Beach, and wildlife, airport and RCMP officials have been notified. City officials say the sighting is unusual but no cause for alarm, as the bear has not approached peo-

ple or been seen around homes. Nonetheless, the city is warning those who live, work or visit Sea Island to be aware of a possible bear and give the bear space if spotted. Using the bear’s description, parks staff theorize the bear may be young and is looking for a place to call home. It may have wandered down the shore of the Fraser River, arriving here from Burns Bog or farther up the valley. Officials say its behaviour suggests “it has no interest in people and is just passing through.” McDonald Beach Park is home to an off-leash dog park and boat launch.


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Hydro says it’s ‘highly improbable’ meter installation caused fridge to fail From Page 1 A form letter from the utility notifying residents about the pending installation says installers will knock at the front door of a home before starting work and power will be knocked out for one minute during the installation. It suggests that homeowners ensure a backup power supply is available for critical equipment that requires constant power. The letter also warns a home security system may be triggered in the event of a power outage. Rochfort called the process “heavy handed,” insisting contractors should have to get permission from property owners before replacing meters. But the chief project officer of BC Hydro’s smart metering project said it’s “highly improbable” meter replacement could cause appliances to fail. Gary Murphy said appliances are designed to withstand simple power interruptions, such as those caused by storms. Replacing a meter is no different. “Old appliances or new appliances have an extremely low probability of having anything go wrong. It’s like unplugging your refrigerator and plugging it back in. If there’s difficulty with that, then the customer ought to be concerned and probably replace the refrigerator,” said Murphy, who has worked on such projects throughout North America. Murphy said customers have the right to appeal to BC Hydro if they’re not satisfied

“It’s like unplugging your refrigerator and plugging it back in. If there’s difficulty with that, then the customer ought to be concerned and probably replace the refrigerator.” - Gary Murphy with a response from Corix. BC Hydro would then investigate the claim. Installation contractors are not certified electricians, but Murphy said they needn’t be. The replacement process, he noted, is as simple as removing a plug from a receptacle. Nearly 10,000 meters have been installed in Richmond so far—about one-tenth of BC Hydro’s Richmond-Delta billing area. Crews are also now working in Terrace, Prince George and Victoria. Contractors have the legal right to enter private property to service meters under the Electric Tariff. Murphy said BC Hydro’s method of communicating with customers regarding meter replacement—involving newspaper advertising and letters sent by mail—is “one of the best practices we’ve learned from numerous utilities, some of which don’t contact customers at all.” “It’s fairly standard business practice for

us to replace meters, and it’s quite complex and costly and time-consuming and frankly not cost-effective to schedule appointments with customers,” he said. The smart meter program will ultimately benefit BC Hydro customers, said Murphy, noting the utility will realize $520 million in net benefits in the program’s 20-year cycle. “We know we have rate pressures to go up; we have to upgrade our infrastructure. But smart meters is one thing BC Hydro is doing to minimize those rate pressure increases.” Smart meters will also provide customers with information about their own energy use, offering further potential savings. The Richmond Review asked the BC Safety Authority about necessary qualifications for meter replacement contractors. Spokesperson Ariela Friedmann said only “trained individuals” should do the work—but not necessarily electricians. She also said a power surge caused by the installation of a new meter is unlikely. “It’s highly unlikely because the removal and installation involves opening and closing a circuit—much like using a switch. It doesn’t generate voltage on its own.” Meanwhile, B.C. privacy commissioner Elizabeth Denham is investigating the smart meter program to ensure it complies with privacy law. The investigation will include the collection, use, disclosure, retention and security of personal information.

Coffee recalled A Richmond firm has voluntarily recalled a specific brand of coffee from the marketplace after it was found to contain undeclared milk. Far East North America Food Ltd. has recalled Trung Nguyen brand G7 Coffee, which were sold in 16 gram packages. The affected product has the following identifiers: • sold in 24, 16-gram packages with UPC code 8 935024 123348; • sold in 16-gram pouches with UPC code 8 935024 120330. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the product. For more information, call the agency at 1-800-442-2342.

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Martin van den Hemel photo A built-in sprinkler system helped contain a Sunday night fire at Cambridge Park condos, though nearly three dozen people were displaced because of water and fire damage.

Sprinkler system keeps condo blaze in check Nearly three dozen people were affected by a late Sunday night fire at Cambridge Park apartments at 9191 Odlin Rd. The blaze was contained to a single room, and was kept in check until fire crews arrived thanks to the condo’s builtin sprinkler system. City of Richmond spokesperson Ted Townsend said there were no injuries, and the fire is being treated as suspi-

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Condos push housing starts up Metro Vancouver housing starts climbed 25 per cent in the first seven months of 2011, led by new condo developments in Richmond, Vancouver and Surrey. More than 10,000 new homes have been started this year, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Eighty per cent of the starts are multifamily units, rather than detached houses. Surrey’s starts totalled 2,059 in the seven months to July, followed by 2,011 in Vancouver and 1,618 in Richmond. The fastest year-over-year gains were in Richmond, where starts so far in 2011 have more than doubled.

Province drops optional scholarship exams for Grade 12s Scholarships now to be awarded on required exams by Tom Fletcher Black Press B.C.’s high school grads were leaving millions in scholarship money on the table by not writing optional final exams, so the Education Ministry has changed the system to make sure the aid gets to students who do well on mandatory tests. Optional scholarship exams for Grade 12 have been dropped for this school year, after post-secondary institutions changed their admission criteria and no longer use Grade 12 optional tests. Provincial scholarships will now be awarded to students based on the required provincial exams in place for grades 10, 11 and 12. The exam system was changed in 2004 to reflect the different postsecondary pathways

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Education Minister George Abbott has announced that optional scholarship exams for Grade 12 have been dropped for this school year.

students can take. Once they were not counted for post-secondary admission, only one in five Grade 12 students chose to write optional scholarship exams. Provincial scholarships are typically $1,000, with the top 20 students receiving $2,500, and before the changes, B.C. used to give out about $5 million worth. Courses that now

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Cool summer keeps pollution, fires down Dearth of 30˚ days means no air quality alerts by Jeff Nagel Black Press

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A cooler than normal summer has put a damper on holiday fun but it’s also left many Lower Mainland residents breathing easier. No air quality warnings have been issued this year, due to an absence of hot weather in the Lower Mainland and an unusually low number of forest fires in the B.C. Interior. By this time last year, two air quality advisories had been issued spanning a total of six days. The hottest weather so far was last weekend—30.6˚ in Abbotsford Saturday and 27.4˚ in Vancouver. But that was the first time Abbotsford topped 30˚ so far in 2011, according to Environment Canada meteorologist David Jones, adding there would usually be about seven 30˚-plus days by now. “That’s quite unusual,” he said. “It’s been a long cold spring, a slow start to summer and a total absence of hot spells.” The cooler weather has been

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Watch smuggler gets fined A man who tried to smuggle a Patek Philippe wrist watch into Canada last year was fined $2,000 in Richmond provincial court last Thursday. Wen Sheng Ma pled guilty to evading the payment of duties under the Customs Act and received the fine. According to Canada Border Services, Ma returned to Canada via Vancouver International Airport on June 10, 2010, and told customs agents he had nothing to declare. But after a further examination by border guards, they found Ma had failed to declare his wrist watch, which was valued at $37,097. It was then seized. “The Customs Act stipulates that all goods acquired while you are out of the country, including gifts, must be declared upon one’s return home and presented for examination if required,” Border services spokesperson Stefanie Wudel said. “All persons and goods seeking entry to Canada may be subject to a more in-depth examination.” Smuggling, undervaluation and making untrue statements are among the violations of the Customs Act that may lead to prosecution. —by Martin van den Hemel


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Voluntary self-exclusion does help, the studies found. Sixty-five per cent never tried to go back inside a casino and 35 per cent abstained completely from gambling—even at home. That beats the general success rate of around 10 per cent for programs like Gamblers Anonymous, the report said. An estimated 38 per cent of self-excluded gamblers got treatment of some sort. But both sets of findings say the program lacks teeth and calls for stiffer penalties when banned gamblers are caught coming back. The only real consequence right now, other than being ejected, is the loss of winnings. “This is a good step but not sufficient,” the Responsible Gaming Council report said. Cohen’s review suggested publicly shaming chronic violators by posting their photos near casino entrances, as retailers sometimes do with shoplifters. He also said the BC Lottery Corp. could do more to remind excluded gamblers that any jackpots they win will be confiscated. Mandatory counselling could also be tried, the

study said. BCLC is also urged to make it easier for gamblers to renew their exclusion, and perhaps to choose a lifetime ban. Gamblers so far can exclude themselves from six months to three years, but not permanently. There are hopes an improved facial recognition system now being tested will prove more effective. The licence plate recognition system is also being upgraded so an audible alert sounds when an excluded gambler’s vehicle arrives. BCLC also says it will circulate shortlists of the most frequent or recent violators to all gambling venues in the region to help staff better detect high-risk patrons. The program remains voluntary and self-directed – the corporation said it won’t bar gamblers from casinos at the request of their spouses or family members. Eighty-three per cent of gamblers in the study

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listed slot machines as their gambling problem, while 61 per cent said casino card games, 33 per cent listed Internet gambling and 26 per cent said video poker in casinos. Seventy-three per cent of the studied gamblers said they lied to family about gambling and 34 per cent said they had suicidal thoughts due to gambling. Eight of the gamblers said they attempted suicide because of gambling, 10 attempted to harm themselves and 11 said they turned to crime. More than 3,700 gamblers are currently selfexcluded. Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond said the province wants to ensure self-exclusion is as effective as possible. “The research has already guided enhancements to our program and we remain committed to further improving what has been shown to be a very effective resource for our patrons,” added BCLC president Michael Graydon. Several lawsuits underway claim the BCLC was negligent in failing to keep compulsive gamblers enrolled in the program from getting into local casinos and losing hundreds of thousands.

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Richmond Mounties released a photo Tuesday of a man considered a person of interest in a car theft late last month at River Rock Casino Resort. On July 25, local RCMP received a report of a stolen Honda Accord, taken from the parkade next to the casino in North Richmond. Although there were no witnesses to the theft of the car, video surveillance footage shows a man near the Honda around the of time it was stolen. He is considered a person of interest.

Investigators would like to speak to him regarding the vehicle theft, Richmond RCMP Cpl. Sherrdean Turley said. The man appears to be Caucasian and in his 40s, and boasts a distinctive tattoo on his right arm that extends from his shoulder to his elbow. Anyone with information about the man is asked to call RCMP Const. Ryan Lee at 604-278-12125 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800222-8477. —by Martin van den Hemel

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igh home costs are increasingly pricing people out of the real estate market and raising questions about Metro Vancouver’s long-term affordability and sustainability.

The market’s rise has been partly driven by an influx of foreign investment, including a steady parade of buyers from China. Meanwhile, the struggle continues to find new funding for TransLink for much-needed transit expansion without inflicting too much pain on already heavily taxed residents and motorists. Gas taxes, vehicle levies and tolls are all hugely unpopular, raising the spectre that political paralysis may freeze any improvements, including the Evergreen Line. So here’s one provocative proposal that might help put a dent in both problems... Double TransLink’s current residential property tax rates. But at the same time create a homeowner grant that rebates 50 per cent of

the TransLink tax. Like the homeowner grant on municipal property tax, the TransLink version would exclude second vacation homes and disqualify owners who aren’t Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. There’d be no change in the $230 a year in property tax the average resident homeowner now pays TransLink for a typical $650,000 house in Metro Vancouver. Most working folks would notice no difference. But the transportation authority would suck twice as much cash from foreign buyers, other non-resident owners and speculators. A $4-million luxury condo owned by a Hollywood starlet, Shanghai business magnate or Alberta oil tycoon—who jets in once or twice a year—might bring $2,800 to TransLink each year instead of the current $1,400. And why shouldn’t they pay more? They come to enjoy Vancouver’s legendary livability yet make no permanent commitment to the region and use scarce housing inefficiently.

The struggle continues to find new funding for TransLink for much-needed transit expansion without inflicting too much pain on already heavily taxed residents and motorists.

For that privilege of using our city like a fly-in resort, they can cough up some extra coin to help build new rapid transit lines across the region and contribute to the long-term viability of the region and their investment. If it mirrors the civic homeowner grant, this scheme wouldn’t affect owners of rental condos who usually qualify as long as their units are occupied.

Others who would pay more are qualifying residents with homes worth more than whatever cap is set for the benefit. (The civic grant is phased out for homes worth more than $1.3 million.) TransLink currently collects nearly $300 million a year in property tax. Not all of that is residential and only a small fraction would come from nonqualifying homeowners. But doubling what they pay might still generate

an extra $10 or $20 million a year—a significant chunk towards TransLink’s $70 million-a-year upgrade plan, perhaps avoiding the use of one of the less palatable revenue sources. And if a selective TransLink tax hike on nonresidents or other owners of ritzy homes takes even a bit of the juice out of our overheated real estate market, so much the better. —Jeff Nagel, Black Press

Power export plan isn’t dead yet CIRCULATION MANAGER RACHAEL FINKELSTEIN, 604-247-3710 circulation@richmondreview.com CIRCULATION JR TUAZON, ROYA SARWARY, BRIAN KEMP, 604-247-3710 circulation@richmondreview.com

B.C. Views Tom Fletcher CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER JAANA BJORK, 604-247-3716 jaana@richmondreview.com CREATIVE DEPARTMENT GABE MUNDSTOCK, 604-247-3718 gabe@richmondreview.com PETER PALMER, 604-247-3706 peter@richmondreview.com KAY KRISTIANSEN, 604-247-3701 kay@richmondreview.com The Richmond Review is a member of the B.C. Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the council. Write (include documentation) within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org Published every Wednesday and Friday by Black Press Ltd.

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e would never quite admit it, but former premier Gordon Campbell’s push for selfsufficiency in clean electricity has always looked to me like a long-term strategy to export hydroelectric power. It still looks that way. B.C.’s spring and summer runoff match perfectly with peak air-conditioner season in California. But the recent review of BC Hydro operations discusses how the prospects for exports have changed since Campbell’s 2007 energy plan.

The government instructed BC Hydro to wean itself off power imports by 2016, even in drought years, and obtain new capacity mostly from outside sources with net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Nuclear plants were formally ruled out. The review of BC Hydro by three top bureaucrats acknowledges that government directions have “placed pressure on BC Hydro to increase their energy supply through increased long-term agreements with independent power producers (IPPs).” Cue the doomsayers. Independent power production is enemy number one for BC Hydro unions. Their champion, NDP energy critic John Horgan, was immediately out with a grossly distorted version of the report. He cherry-picked statistics to compare the $124-permegawatt hour average cost for delivering independent power with the lowest end of the spot market for electricity, which currently swings wildly from around $4 to more than $50.

In fact the report puts the average price paid for IPP power at $63.85. Compare that with the projected cost of $87 to $95 for power from Site C, the proposed third dam on the Peace River that will be BC Hydo owned and operated. The $124 figure includes other costs, notably extending the electricity grid to connect IPPs. Horgan claims to favour wind or run-of-river for remote areas with no other clean energy option, but apparently is against hooking them up to the grid. (Further evidence that current NDP energy policy is nonsense: Horgan opposes Site C based on an assumption of little or no growth in mines, mills or other industries such as liquefied natural gas, which an NDP government would be a good bet to deliver. He’s against smart meters for the same reason he’s against the HST —because it looks like a popular pose right now.) When it comes to electricity exports, the important point is not what power

Conventional wisdom right now is that carbon taxes and cap and trade programs are, if not dead, at least dormant in North America. sells for today, but what it will be worth a decade from now. And that depends on whether clean energy can command a premium price, and whether coal and other fossil fuel sources have a carbon price imposed on them. Conventional wisdom right now is that carbon taxes and cap and trade programs are, if not dead, at least dormant in North America. Climate change has fallen off the front page as the U.S. and Europe grapple with economic troubles. So I was surprised to find that this month Powerex, BC Hydro’s electricity trading company, wrote to the

California Air Resources Board asking for clarification of the state’s proposed changes to its greenhouse gas reporting and cap and trade rules. California wants to prevent suppliers from engaging in “resource shuffling,” where a supplier such as B.C. might import coal power from Alberta for its own use, while selling supposedly clean power for export. Considering that restriction, B.C.’s self-sufficiency rule starts to make more sense. If B.C. is not importing power, its supply must be clean. Also, a meta-analysis on climate effects came out last week in the journal Science, detailing worldwide species migration due to warming. Clean energy sales to California are a long way off, but it would be a mistake to reject the possibility. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. He may be reached at tfletcher@ blackpress.ca twitter.com/ tomfletcherbc


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letters RCMP’s good work deserves acknowledgement

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Editor: Once again the debate about retaining the services of the Richmond RCMP has returned. Some points are true—there is trouble in the force which is causing much embarrassment to the force and to the citizens of Canada who were once very proud of their “Men In Scarlet.” It is true that things have to change and it must start from the top; however, to not acknowledge the good the members do is a disservice to the members who are serious about their responsibilities and do as much as they can within the law. From personal experience I know that the majority of Richmond’s force do the best they can, but unfortunately their hands are tied because of laws that prevent them from doing what they morally know to be right. An example is family law. Richmond RCMP were very much involved over several years with my family. There was one officer who originally showed impatience when called, but once he knew the entirety of the situation changed his attitude and in the end proved to be very helpful. Four members attended court on their day off to testify and their testimony was one of the turning points in the case. My family is very grateful to the members of Richmond RCMP for their support, understanding and caring and careful documentation. Daphne Keith Richmond

Editor: Re: “Canada Line spurs big city growth,” Aug. 19. This is great news. With this massive increase taxbase added to our city coffers, it won’t be long before we see a significant reduction in our property taxes. Right? Right!!! Jack Wolman Richmond

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Editor: Re: “Polling backing pesticides panned,” Friday. My organization— which represents more than 5,000 doctors and concerned citizens—has examined professional polling on the pesticide issue across the country. From B.C. to Newfoundland, we have consistently found the vast majority of Canadians support a ban on lawn and garden pesticides. In February, 2011 the Canadian Cancer Society—one of

Editor: We have been attempting to have a written confirmation from Hydro for over a month stating that the smart meters will not interfere with medical devices or outside controlled security systems. They refer to a “we are looking into it” reply. Also we are informed that the installers are not qualified electricians, but “trained to install smart meters.” We caution all homeowners to be present when the meter is installed, before the installer leaves the property, to do a final inspection of their systems and of the meter installation. Hydro informs us that they will not accept any liability to damage of property or electrical devices caused by the installation. Dale T. Pitts Richmond

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Harry Ghandan photo Some of the attendees at the Richmond Chinese Community Society seniors’ lunch party.

RCCS is making a great contribution to Richmond Editor: Several representatives from the Minoru Seniors Society attended the Richmond Chinese Community Society’s seniors’ luncheon on Aug. 13 at Continental Seafood Restaurant. We want to thank the Richmond Chinese Community Society very much for a most enjoyable and entertaining event. Richmond Chinese Community Society was founded in 1989. It is a non-profit society with the purpose to promote the spirit of community services for the betterment of Richmond. The society has since grown to an impressive membership and has many very enthusiastic volunteers. We were very impressed with the number of people who attended this luncheon. At least 500 were present. There are many future events planned for young and old alike by the society, including children’s drawing exhibitions, community dinners and Lunar New Year celebrations, to name a few. We were very impressed with the contribution this society is making to Richmond. All in all a very pleasant afternoon was enjoyed by everyone. Thanks again to the Richmond Chinese Community Society. Maggie Levine First Vice President Minoru Seniors Society

Editor: The ninth annual Richmond Chinese Community Society seniors’ lunch party, like all the previous eight, was a great success with excellent, neverending tasty food. This event was held at the Continental Seafood Restaurant in Richmond on Aug. 13. There were approximately 500 seniors at this lunch and Richmond Chinese Community Society graciously provided free tickets to the community centres in Richmond for some

of the seniors to attend. The entertainment throughout the lunch was totally exquisite. The performers wore elegant, colourful and striking costumes. It was very pleasing and most entertaining to watch. It is very commendable that Richmond Chinese Community Society would do this every year for nine years to thank the Richmond community for their continued support and recognition of the society. I

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B.C. hires more sheriffs to avert trial delays Judges paused some cases over courtroom security by Jeff Nagel Black Press The province is hiring and training 36 new auxiliary sheriffs in a move expected to help avoid further trial delays from insufficient courtroom security. It represents a net increase of 30 sheriffs over and above the government’s commitment in June to restore the hours of auxiliary sheriffs that had been cut in May. This spring’s reductions, equivalent to the loss of 34 full-time positions, and coupled with a shift to a system of roving on-call sheriffs, prompted several judges to raise safety and security concerns and postpone trials. Acting Attorney-General Shirley Bond said the new recruits should be on the job by December and will “help minimize the risk of court delays resulting from staff shortages going forward.” Sheriffs’ union spokesman Dean Purdy applauded the increase. “This is a move in the right direction,” he said. “It will help to ease the pain in the court system.” But Purdy estimated B.C. will still remain 70 to 100 sheriffs short of the number it had roughly three years ago, before their ranks were reduced through attrition. Provincial officials contend the gap will be less than half as big as the union claims. Purdy said sheriffs wages top out at $54,000 a year and many leave for higher-paying law enforcement jobs with the RCMP or Transit Police. Fifteen of the new recruits will serve in the Lower Mainland. Bond said the government plans to recruit a second group of new sheriffs starting in January.

Captured convict won’t be deported yet by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter A local man convicted of drug trafficking and sought by Canada Border Services Agency for deportation won’t be booted from the country quite yet, even though he’s been captured. It turns out that Xun Ricky Zhang, 32, has some outstanding criminal-related matters that need attending to. As a result, Zhang—who was picked up by border services officers last Thursday on the same day that the agency issued a “wanted” list of convicts it was

looking to deport—was turned over to Correctional Services Canada, agency spokesperson Faith St. John said Tuesday. While the agency takes its job of safeguarding the public seriously, criminal matters take precedent over immigration issues, St. John said. However, an arrest warrant has been obtained by the agency, meaning that once Zhang has served time for his crimes, he’ll be handed over to Canada Border Services. Zhang had been scheduled to have a detention review hearing on Monday, but that was post-

poned because of the outstanding criminal issues he’s facing, St. John said. Zhang was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2007 after pleading guilty to conspiring to produce a controlled substance. He and several other men were arrested by the York Regional police in Ontario in 2004 for their part in a $100 million ecstasy operation set up inside three homes. It’s not clear why Zhang was no longer in custody, whether his jail sentence was shortened because of time he spent in custody prior to trial, or if he was paroled early from prison for

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Child porn distributor gets 18 months in jail by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter A Richmond man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for distributing child pornography. Clifton Bernhard Siemens, 44, pled guilty in Richmond provincial court earlier this year, and was sentenced last week by Richmond

provincial court Judge Paul Meyers. Richmond RCMP launched an investigation into Siemens after it received a tip from the London Metropolitan Police Service in England. A computer seized from Clifton’s home revealed hundreds of sexual images of children. According to police, Siemens was sharing the images online.

RCMP Cpl. Mathias Van Laer said an undercover operation was launched by London Metropolitan Police that led to Siemens’ online identity popping up. Siemens also received a two-year term of probation, was ordered to submit a sample of his DNA to the court registry, and forfeited the computer police seized in the case.

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arts & entertainment Willy Blizzard last up in cannery series Willy Blizzard will close out the Music at the Cannery series Friday at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. The show begins at 6:30 p.m., featuring folk music of the Vancouver-based acoustic trio led by longtime musician John Hough. Admission is by donation. The series is produced by the Steveston Folk Guild, the Beatmerchant music store and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society. The cannery is located at 12138 4th Ave. in Steveston.

Family Sunday at Richmond Art Gallery Richmond Art Gallery will hold its regular free program Sunday, offering families the chance to explore the art of making art—together. Family Sunday is a drop-in art program, held from 1 to 4 p.m. in the gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate. For more information call 604-247-8300.

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Aviation artist Graham Force designed mural in northern Canada with historic connection by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

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he artwork of Richmond artist Graham Force got the royal treatment at a recent event in Canada’s north. Prince Andrew, Duke of York, unveiled Force’s aviation mural installed at the new Sahtu Aviation Museum at the Northwest Territories community of Norman Wells—a remote village with a population of less than 1,000. “It was a real honour for me—one of the highlights of my career as an artist,” said Force, 40.

Mike Peake photo Prince Andrew prepares to unveil a mural created by Richmondbased artist Graham Force (left) in Northwest Territories.

The community, located on the Mackenzie River in the Sahtu region, is positioning itself as a new tourism destination. Force designed the mural for the July 23 unveiling depicting the first aircraft landing at Norman Wells in 1921. The work also features an inset portrait of the pilots. The flight was piloted by Elmer Fullerton and William

Hill in an Imperial Oil-owned Junkers 13 aircraft. During the journey, the aircraft sustained damage, forcing Hill to spend two weeks crafting a new propeller out of oak sleigh boards laminated with moose glue. Force is an Abbotsford native who has created several large scale aviation themed wall murals in the Pacific Northwest and in Canada’s north.

He was turned on to aviation art as a young boy attending the Abbotsford International Air Show with a sketch pad. In 1995 he joined the U.S. Air Force art program as a civilian member, allowing him to travel to various military installations to document operations on canvas. His work is displayed at the Pentagon with the U.S. Air Force Art Collection. Prince Andrew’s connection with Canada’s north began in 1977, and he’s returned several times since to paddle its waters. In his speech, he told the crowd he’s grown to appreciate what the north means to the people of Canada. He also spoke of the value of the new infrastructure in the area that will allow tourists to experience it. “This is now a doorway for a lot of people to be able to come to this part of the world and experience it,” he said. Force said he now wants to turn his attention to capturing the rich history of flight in Richmond through his art.

City’s dance company issues audition call The fledgling city-run Richmond Youth Dance Company is preparing for its second season by opening up auditions next month. Youth ages 10 to 18 can now reserve a spot on audition day, Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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Alas, I had two days. So I did my homework, talked to the experts, and made a list. I’m familiar with the Coquihalla Highway, but this time, instead of continuing to Kelowna to see my folks, I veer towards Mission Hill Family Estate in Westbank. Lunch. In the open-air restaurant of the grand estate. Truly magnificence—a blend of intricate architectural details, a 12-storey bell tower,

and an outdoor amphitheatre. I order Sezmu flat iron steak. Sezmu beef is wine-fed beef. Angus cattle are raised in the Okanagan on a diet of grass until they reach a certain size. Thereafter these hormone-free cows are fed a blend of grains with a glass of B.C. red wine every day until, well, until production. Then the beef is aged 30-40 days for maximum flavour. And it was full of flavour, succulent, and tender. Into the tasting room at Mission Hill for a bottle of Quatrain red blend and Perpetua chardonnay. Quails’ Gate Estate Winery is basically next door to Mission Hill. Lunch. No, just kidding. Although this would be another favourite for dining, and overlooking Okanagan Lake. I don’t eat here, and I don’t taste. I know what I’m here for. Rosé and chenin blanc. Penticton was home base. My friend Barb rents

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out her California-style home to friends and family. From here I continue south, towards Osoyoos. I stop at 8th Generation Winery in Summerland. Integrity Frizzante style 2010 – a fresh, crisp white wine with soft bubbles. I almost missed the turnoff for Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars. The drive from the main road to the tasting room reveals rolling hills and expansive views of the valley. Jaw-dropping. Tastings have been by appointment only until a few weeks ago. I buy their Brut, a Champagne-class sparkling wine. Tinhorn Creek sits on the hillside above Highway 97 on the famed Golden Mile in Oliver and is known for producing some of the best-value premium wines in the south Okanagan. I’m not hungry yet, otherwise the winery’s newly opened Miradoro Restaurant (Wine Access magazine announced it to be one of the world’s best winery restaurants). Restaurateur Manuel Ferreira, of Vancouver’s much loved Le Gavroche, and chef Jeff Van Geest, formerly of Diva at the Met and Aurora Bistro, have created irresistible Mediterranean-Okanagan fusion cuisine. I buy a bottle of 2007 Merlot. Next door to Tinhorn is Hester Creek Estate Winery. In 2004, a run-down property was rebuilt into a showplace, complete with cooking-class kitchen and six Mediterranean-style villa suites overlooking the valley. I buy the award-winning Trebbiano, made from some of the oldest vines on the estate. Fruity and crisp, with notes of grapefruit. Burrowing Owl Winery & Resort is like an oasis in the desert. 33˚F. Too hot to carry a case of wine to the car, so I carry a bottle of cabernet sauvignon and Athene (their newest addition in eight years and a blend of syrah and cabernet sauvignon). The last stop is Silver Sage in Oliver. I haven’t come for the wine. I’ve come for their preserves. “Do you have any jam?” I didn’t see it on the shelves. “No.” I don’t give up. “Kasey Wilson said I should get some.” A pause. “Okay. But she had the blackberry and I only have blueberry. Just came in. There’s a lot of wine in this batch, so not for kids. Okay?” She disappears and returns with three jars which she labels on the spot. The next day, Saturday, I walk from Barb’s house to the Penticton Farmers Market. I’ve heard so much about this event. Blocks closed off for the white tents. I have only one mission here – Joy Road Catering’s galette, a free-form pie made with local apricots, cherries, peaches and plums. I buy the last one and a jar of preserved golden beets. Coffee at The Bench Market before heading to Naramata. Laughing Stock Winery. Owners David and Cynthia had careers in investment business before turning to wine. I love the fact that they apply the tickertape of the day of bottling to the bottles. When ready, a case goes to the highest and lowest traded stock. By the time they receive the wine, the lowest are celebrating and the highest are mourning. Portfolio red, like a nicely balanced stock portfolio. Late lunch at The Patio at Lake Breeze, a Naramata Wine Bench Wine Farm. I assumed from the name that there would be a view, but no, there’s no view. The patio is charming and shaded, and even though my order was lost, the wait for my meal was worth it. Confit of pork with peach glaze. Along the way, I picked up local preserves at fruit stands, and, of course, boxes of peaches, apricots, and gage plums. Fare for the drive home. Arlene Kroeker writes about food every week in The Richmond Review. She may be reached at akroeker@aol.com.

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books •For other popular reading suggestions check out Richmond Public Library's website at www.

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or many women, turning 50 means the end of youth as we know it. Our hair dries out, our skin changes and well— lots of other unpleasant jokes of nature are heaped upon us. And then there’s clothing, sex, our health and money to think about. Everything changes after 50. Luckily there’s Barbara Hannah Grufferman’s new book The Best of Everything After 50: The Expert’s Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More for us to refer to. When Grufferman herself turned 50 she went about finding out from

New York’s experts how women could achieve and sustain their best selves after 50. Consulting doctors, financial planners, fashionistas and trainers, she discovered that there’s life (and a pretty darn rewarding one) after 50. The best part is, this is the kind of book you don’t need to read from cover to cover—you can dip into it and find out as little or as much as you need. I was personally interested in the chapter on skin care, since mine has been like the Sahara Desert for the past five years. What jumps to mind immediately is cosmetic surgery, but Grufferman eschews that route in favour of solutions that are more natural, low maintenance, inexpensive and offer lots of protection. What I learned is to look for products with peptides and antioxidants and to exfoliate like there’s no tomorrow. She even recommends specific products, some of which are reasonably priced and some of which

are high-end, but she gives you lots of choices. She does venture into the areas of Botox and other things too, giving women the option to go beyond natural solutions. I was also interested in fashion, since the 50+ woman is basically ignored until she reaches the age where elasticwaist pants and sensible lace-up shoes become wardrobe staples. Grufferman outlines the must-have pieces every 50+ woman should own and even tells you which designers flatter older women’s figures. There’s lots to learn from this book if you’re a woman of a certain age, and I recommend it to all of you fabulous 50-andover women who might think it’s all downhill from here. It’s certainly not. And as our society ages, there are more of us around, so we’d better get with the program if we want to stay healthy, gorgeous and financially stable into our 80s and 90s. Let’s all NOT wear purple, OK?

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TRAFFIC DELAYS— NO. 6 ROAD, RICHMOND BC Hydro and its contractors will be making improvements to BC Hydro equipment that will require manhole work, and the installation of duct banks (trenches for electrical works) along No. 6 Road in Richmond from Bridgeport Road, south to Westminster Highway. The work is scheduled to begin in at the end of July and continue until at least the end of September. The hours of work on most days will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., with occasional evening work. Please watch for the electronic signs that will show any change in hours of construction work. All businesses and residences along this section will continue to have access. There will be traffic delays as single lane, alternating traffic will be required. Drivers are encouraged to use other transportation routes. Flaggers will be on the road so please drive with extra caution. Any questions about this project may be emailed to LMSC.communityrelations@bchydro.bc.ca or call the Lower Mainland Community Relations Project Line at 1 800 663 1377.

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Conservation-minded Metro urges water metering Region aims to delay costly steps to increase supply by Jeff Nagel Black Press

Larasati Maranda, from Richmond, performs at the Kids Division semifinals in the Pacific National Exhibition Star Showdown. The annual summer fair, an end of summer tradition for generations of British Columbians, features more than 700 shows, exhibits, and attractions that are free with admission. The 2011 Fair at the PNE runs daily through Labour Day, Sept. 5.

Metro Vancouver will press area cities to consider universal water metering as part of a broader strategy to conserve water and forestall the need to expand local reservoirs. Metering single family houses – so residents pay for what they use and water wastrels are hit hardest – is one of the planks in Metro’s newly approved Drinking Water Management Plan. Not all Metro cities back the idea. “It’s simply a scam to make the consumer pay more money,” says Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan. He said the provincial government has repeatedly pressed Metro cities to adopt water metering so private firms can “satisfy a phoney need” and profit from the policy. “The numbers don’t work,” Corrigan said, adding there’s no solid evidence that water savings justify the steep costs of metering. He puts water meters to reduce waste in the same category as smart meters to block power theft by grow-ops and TransLink’s installation of turnstiles to block fare cheaters. “It preys on people’s fear of being ripped off,” Corrigan said. “If you think someone’s ripping you off, no cost is too much to stop that.” Most cities in the region require water meters for multi-family and commercial buildings. But several are moving to require meters in new single detached houses or that they be added when there’s a major renovation. Some charge high flat rate fees that create an incentive for households to voluntarily go metered and cut consumption. Langley City and West Vancouver meter all homes while Surrey and Richmond now have most of their detached houses on water meters. Metering does deter waste, according to Belcarra Mayor Ralph Drew, who sits on Metro’s water committee. “People conserve more,” he said. “When municipalities switch to metering, consumption is reduced by about 20 per cent or more.” Area residents might think water is abundant in Metro Vancouver, particularly during the rains of winter. But with the population growing by 35,000 a year, the region is steadily closing in on the limits of what it can deliver at peak demand periods in the summer. The plan warns climate change may bring longer, drier summers and smaller mountain snowpacks, increasing stress on the water system. Metro has already banned evening lawn sprinkling in favour of early mornings only, when demand is lower. The region also charges member cities a higher wholesale water rate of 64 cents per cubic metre in the summer than the off-peak rate of 56 cents the rest of the year. (It’s up to each city

how those costs are passed on to residents.) Other conservation steps – from low-flow appliances to the use of rain barrels for garden water – are also advocated. But a day of reckoning is coming when more water will be needed than Metro can now supply. The Coquitlam Lake reservoir would be the easiest way to open the regional tap wider. Right now, Metro gets 10 per cent of the lake’s discharge, while the rest is reserved for B.C. Hydro to generate power at Buntzen Lake. “It’s a very large reservoir with a very deep catchment area and could easily extend service for Metro Vancouver for many decades to come, just by increasing the share that goes to Metro from 10 to 20 per cent,” Drew said. But that would require Hydro’s consent and Metro would presumably have to pay to compensate the utility for the energy it could no longer produce. Depending on the price tag, it might be cheaper to pursue alternatives, such as building small new dams to increase storage in small alpine lakes high in the region’s watersheds. Raising the Seymour dam to create a bigger upstream reservoir above North Vancouver is another option, Drew said, as is eventually ending recreational use in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve and turning it into a reservoir. The problem isn’t just the storage capacity of reservoirs, Drew added, but also the eventual need to increase the capacity of the pipes and pumps that carry the water to each city in the region. “By conserving, you put off the demand and extend the timeline of having to do those kinds of things,” Drew said. The cost of the water system has already been rising steadily and there’s no end in sight. Metro now spends $223 million each year to collect and supply water for the region. The average water charge of $213 for each home has risen 66 per cent in the past five years as the region starts to pay for the $800-million SeymourCapilano water filtration plant on the North Shore, built on orders from health officers to eliminate occasional bouts of turbid water. Metro water rates are projected to rise another 30 to 40 per cent over the next five years. Some of the increase will pay for a project now underway to add ultraviolet disinfection of water from the Coquitlam reservoir to reduce the risk of contamination by cryptosporidium. That reservoir, which serves the eastern third of the region, currently uses ozone disinfection. The drinking water plan also calls for generation of hydroelectricity at Metrorun dams, reforms to price the cost of water more accurately and more action to find and plug leaks in the system. Metro is also to explore the use of alternative non-potable water sources, such as rainwater harvesting for irrigation, reclamation of grey water and waste water for select uses and the potential use of river and sea water by waterfront businesses.


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Jr/Sr Girls Achievement 1:15-2:45

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Boys Achievement 3:45-5:15 3:45 5:15

Boys Achievement 3:45-5:15 3:45 5:15

Boys Achievement 3:45-5:15 3:45 5:15

Boys Achievement Ach 1:15-2:45 1::1

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Cartwheels Camps Cartwheels offers camps during school breaks including: Christmas Break in December, Spring Break in March and for 8 weeks during July and August. Our camps are a fun, exciting and energizing way to spend your breaks and are an excellent daycare alternative. We offer full day camp options MONDAY-FRIDAY from 9am – 4pm with extended hours from 8:00-5:30. SAMPLE DAY CAMP ITINERARY: Monday: gymnastics, arts and crafts, games & movie time at Cartwheels Tuesday: full day excursion to Splashdown Park (season permitting) Wednesday: 1/2 day excursion (Bowling or local Fun Park) Thursday: full day excursion to Vancouver Zoo (season permitting) Friday: gymnastics, arts & crafts, games & challenges at Cartwheels Please call us or check-out our website for more camp information.

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community

Local teen takes eco-trip to China Hugh McRoberts student Elianne Abramovich says trip was eye-opening by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Hugh McRoberts student Elianne Abramovich was one of 40 teenage students from 10 countries who gathered for an eight-day trip to Yingjing County in Sichuan Province, China earlier this month. As part of the Cathay Pacific Green Explorer 2011 program, which launched last April, students were selected from Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, Korea, Malaysia, South Africa, Taiwan, the United States and Taiwan. “It was amazing,” Abramovich said Tuesday. “We learned a lot about environmental problems and what Conservational International is doing.” The students arrived in China on Aug. 10, and their first outing involved a trip to a panda habitat, she said. Students practised installing infrared cameras in the wild, to help observe animals in their natural surroundings. “It was really nice seeing what organizations are doing to help save the pandas,” she said. Abramovich was one of three Canadian students who were selected from about 150 to apply for the program. They all demonstrated a keen interest or involvement in environmental activities. The group also visited an eco-resort where they spoke with local farmers and villagers who lamented the fact they didn’t get an opportunity to go to school, and instead had to work on the

Canadian students Jennifer Liu from Vancouver, Lea Leung from Toronto and Elianne Abramovich from Richmond visited China.

farm to help their families survive. Even the elderly had to work all the time, she said, harvesting rice and corn while their sameage counterparts in North America got to enjoy playing cards while in retirement. Abramovich said seeing what life is like half-

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sports

Martin van den Hemel photo Toronto’s Mike Kryczka (above) and Len Carter defeated India’s Sunil Dang and Ram Lakhan in three games Monday afternoon in the 40-and-over category at the BWF World Senior Championships at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Play continues through Saturday’s finals.

Richmond Olympic Oval hosts world badminton championship by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Hundreds of badminton players from around the world are competing at the Richmond Olympic Oval this week during the Badminton World Federation World Senior Championships. Kyle Hunter, executive director of Badminton Canada, said some 650 players, who brought along upwards of 200 spouses and family members, are in town competing in various age groups, from over-35 to over-65. To make the Yonexsponsored event possible, dozens of volunteers, 120 lines-people and nearly two dozen officials have gathered in Richmond for the event, which is held every two years. Matches are being held all week, with the finals scheduled for Saturday. The tournament’s format is single elimination, meaning a loss translates into the end of the tournament for the player. But many families have come to the Lower Mainland ahead of their scheduled event to take in the city, Hunter said, meaning a trip to the other side of the globe isn’t spoiled because of a bad first day in the

tourney. Asked what the calibre of play is on display, Hunter said some retired international players are entered. And although Hunter

said the difference in skill between the top and bottom players in each category is substantial, what was on display Monday was very entertaining, with

players routinely sprawling to the floor to keep a shuttlecock in play, especially in one entertaining doubles match between Toronto’s Len Carter and Mike Kryczka,

and India’s Sunil Dang and Ram Lakhan. And while the players may be past their prime, that hasn’t dulled their competitive spirit, with one men’s doubles match

between Thailand’s Chatchai Bonmee and Narutum Surakkhakartn and Japan’s Kei Hamaji and Junichi Kadoya offering Jimmy Connorsstyle grunting during

every smash. After the match, won by Thailand, the team put aside their fierce game faces and posed for an all-smiles team photo that featured a thumbs up.

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community Nominations sought for PMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Volunteer Awards

Summer WHAM returns Aug. 30

Nominations are being sought for the Prime Ministerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Volunteer Awards. In January 2011, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the creation of the Prime Ministerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Volunteer Awards to recognize the enormous contribution volunteers make to Canada. The awards recognize the exceptional contributions of volunteers, local businesses and innovative not-for-profit organizations in improving the wellbeing of families and their communities. If you know a volunteer, innovative not-for-profit organization or a local business that makes a positive impact on your community, you

Summer WHAM, a free seniors wellness event, returns to West Richmond Community Centre on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Now in its third year, Summer WHAM is an afternoon seminar where guest speakers present on health and wellness issues. The event was created and organized by a group of seniors information and referral volunteers who want to share their knowledge of the many community resources available to older adults. Volunteer Richmond Information Servicesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Seniors Community Support Services will be hosting the event in partnership with the City of Richmond and West Richmond Community Association. Speakers from the Richmond Public Health Seniors Falls Prevention Team will be at the event to provide information about healthy, active aging. In addition, there will be 20 display tables of health and community related information for guests. Doors open at 1 p.m, with the formal program running from 1:30 to 4 p.m. To register for Summer WHAM, call 604-2764300 or visit www.richmond.ca/register, quoting course #149354. There is no cost for admission.

can nominate them today. The deadline for nominations is midnight (EDT) on Sept. 9. Nominations submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the deadline. â&#x20AC;˘ All nominees must have contributed to addressing social challenges in their community. â&#x20AC;˘ Political and public advocacy work are excluded. Award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony which will be held in the winter and their achievements will be profiled. All award recipients will receive a medal, a Prime Ministerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Volunteer Awards pin and a letter of congratulations from the Prime Minister.

In addition, regional award recipients will be eligible to identify a not-for-profit organization to receive a $5,000 grant. National award recipients will be eligible to identify a not-for-profit organization to receive a $10,000 grant. In order to be eligible to receive a grant, grant recipients must be not-for-profit organizations, including registered charities, helping improve life outcomes for people with disabilities, children and families, and other vulnerable populations. For further information call 1-877825-0434 or send an e-mail to the Prime Ministerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Volunteer Awards at info-pmva@hrsdc.gc.ca.

Community Worship

UNITED STEVESTON UNITED CHURCH 3720 Broadway Street (at 2nd Ave.) Rev. Rick Taylor

Please join us at 10am Sunday, August 28 for Worship Service and Sunday School 604-277-0508 â&#x20AC;˘ www.stevestonunitedchurch.ca A caring and friendly village church

SOUTH ARM UNITED CHURCH 11051 No. 3 Road, Richmond 604-277-4020 sauc@telus.net www.southarmunitedchurch.ca Minister of the Congregation - Rev. Dr. Gary Gaudin Children & Youth Ministry - Rev. Tracy Fairfield Music Ministry - Ron Stevenson Worship Service & Church School - 10:00 am ALL ARE WELCOME!

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

Broadmoor Baptist Church

St. Alban

an Anglican parish in the heart of Richmond Services at 8:30 and 10:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am The Reverend Margaret Cornish 7260 St. Albans Road, Richmond 604-278-2770 â&#x20AC;˘ www.stalbansrichmond.org

A safe place to connect with God and fellow travellers on your spiritual journey 8140 Saunders Road, Richmond, BC 604-277-8012 www.bbchurch.ca

Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. Sonshine Adventures for Kids Interim Pastor - Rev. Bob Bahr

ST. EDWARDS ANGLICAN

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10111 Bird Road, Richmond V6X 1N4 Phone/Fax: 273-1335 â&#x20AC;˘ www.stedward.ca Priest-in-charge: Rev. Gord Dominey

Richmond Baptist Church

Sunday Service: 8:30 &10:30 am Sunday School

Love Godâ&#x20AC;ŚLove People

St. Anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Steveston Anglican Church 4071 Francis Road, Richmond, BC

Sunday, August 28, 2011, 10:00 am Worship Minister: Rev. Stuart W. Appenheimer, B.A., M.Div. Home of Brighouse Nursery Pre-School and Brighouse United Church Daycare

Richmond United Church

8711 Cambie Rd. (near Garden City Rd.) 604-278-5622 Minister: Rev. Neill McRae

Come for 10am Sunday Worship and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday School and after-service coffee and fellowship. Founded 1888. Richmondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oldest Church

GILMORE PARK UNITED CHURCH 8060 No. 1 Road (corner of No. 1 & Blundell) 604.277.5377 www.gilmoreparkunited.org Rev. Scott Swanson & Rev. Jennifer Goddard-Sheppard

Worship Service: Sundays, 10:30 am Everyone is welcome! Start dates: Suddenly Separate Sept. 14 @ 7 pm WTF Youth Group Sept. 22 @ 7 pm

ADVENTIST Richmond Seventh-Day ADVENTIST Church Worship Location and Time: Sat. 9:15 a.m. 8711 Cambie Road, Richmond www.richmondsda.org 778-230-9714

PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLIES OF CANADA RICHMOND PENTECOSTAL CHURCH RPC - A Place To Belong

9300 Westminster Hwy., Phone 604-278-3191 â&#x20AC;˘ www.rpchurch.com

MORNING SERVICE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 10:00 am DR. C.A. COATS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LEAD PASTOR EVENING SERVICE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 6:00pm â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sound Doctrineâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dr. C.A. Coats ELEVATE (High School/College) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pastor Joseph Dutko

Sunday 8:30 a.m. - Contemplative Eucharist 10:00 a.m. Family Eucharist with Church School Sanctuary open for quiet prayer 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. weekdays â&#x20AC;˘ www.stannessteveston.ca

6640 Blundell Road, Richmond BC â&#x20AC;˘ 604-277-1939 ofďŹ ce@richmondbaptist.com â&#x20AC;˘ www.richmondbaptist.com

Come home to RBC. There are no perfect people here. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all in the process, by the grace of God, of becoming all we can be. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to have you walk with us on our journey towards the heart of God.

Worship Service 9:30 am

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Relevant, biblical preaching that touches the heart. Uplifting worship. Warm fellowship.

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GYM NIGHT (free with soccer registration) TUESDAYS at Blundell Elementary School

Call the church ofďŹ ce for more information (604-277-1939)

CHRISTIAN REFORMED

8151 Bennett Road, Richmond tel: 604-271-6491

JESUS CHRIST INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES 125-5751 CEDARBRIDGE WAY, RICHMOND BC V6X 4J2

778-881-7445 / 778-866-9676 jesuschristinternationalministry@yahoo.ca; SERVICES: WORSHIP - EVERY SUNDAY 6PM BIBLE STUDY - EVERY SATURDAY 6PM

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Immanuel Christian Reformed Church

Be part of the new pioneering church in Richmond

â&#x20AC;˘ Apostolic Worship â&#x20AC;˘ Prayer for the Sick â&#x20AC;˘ Counselling and Home Bible Study Sunday Service: 1:30pm-4:00pm Richmond Yacht Club 7471 River Rd., Richmond, BC, 604-277-9157

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8151 Bennett Road, Richmond, 604-278-7188 www.brighouseunitedchurch.org

The Rev. Brian Vickers, Rector â&#x20AC;˘ 604-277-9626

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FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH OF CANADA Richmond Christian Fellowship Worship Time 10:30am Location MacNeill High School 6611 No. 4 Rd., Richmond phone 604-270-6594 www.rcfonline.com

7600 No. 4 Road. Inquiries Rev. David Cheung 604-276-8250 immanuelcrc@hotmail.com

REFORMED CHURCH (RCA)

Pastor Inpam Moses

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CARPET CLEANING TECHNICIANS Full Time Carpet Cleaning Technician required. Must have valid BC Driver’s Licence with good driving record. Must be fluent in English. No experience required. All training & equipment provided. Starting wage at $15.00 per hour. Fax resume to: 604-873-3496 email: pointthree@telus.net FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944

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*6 - month course starts Sept.12, 2011

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ONLINE, ACCREDITED, web design training, administered by the Canadian Society for Social Development. Learn web design from the comfort of your home! Apply today at www.ibde.ca

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ATLAS POWER SWEEP DRIVERS Night work for power sweeping, power scrubbing and pressure washing. Must be hard working with a good attitude. $15/hr to start, increases based on performance. Good driving record required. Experience beneficial, but will train. Email jobs@atlasg.net or fax 604-2945988

PERSONALS

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

LIVE & WORK on a New Zealand, Australian or European farm! AgriVenture Global offers rural placement opportunities for young adults ages 18-30. www.agriventure.com 1-888-598-4415.

We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-7235051.

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Multimedia Journalist Peace Arch News – an award-winning, twice-weekly publication serving White Rock and South Surrey, B.C. – is looking for a multimedia journalist who is keen to cover local stories and publish in a variety of print and online formats. We are looking for someone with excellent time-management skills, diverse writing capabilities – including narrative – and knowledge of CP Style. The successful candidate must not only be able to write, photograph and lay out news and feature stories for print, but also produce stories for our website at peacearchnews.com

Advertising Sales Consultant The Award-Winning Outlook newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Advertising Sales Consultant. The candidate must have the ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service. The winning candidate will be a team player and will be called upon to aggressively grow an existing account list. The ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. The successful candidate will have sales experience, preferably in the advertising industry. The position offers a great work environment with a competitive salary, commission plan and strong benefits package. The Outlook is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest independent print media company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers across Canada and the United States. Please submit your resume with cover letter by Friday, September 29, 2011. To: Ad Manager, North Shore Outlook admanager@northshoreoutlook.com fax 604 903-1001 #104 – 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, B.C. V7P 3N4

The successful candidate must be willing to keep up with the evolution of multimedia journalism and be able to teach others as we expand our online presence, and will have a keen understanding the importance of following social-media best practices (Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Knowledge of Photoshop, iMovie, InDesign and experience with a content-management system is a must. Applicants should have a diploma/degree in journalism, or a related field. Experience and/or training in broadcast journalism is also a plus. The Peace Arch News is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Ohio, Hawaii and extensive online operations with more than 250 websites. Deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. Please send your application in confidence to: Lance Peverley, Editor Peace Arch News #200 - 2411 160 Street, Surrey, B.C., V3S 0C8 or email lpeverley@peacearchnews.com All emailed submissions will receive a reply for confirmation of receipt, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION MODEL/TALENT AGENCIES

MOVIE EXTRAS ! WWW.CASTINGROOM.COM

Manufacturers SALES Representative Terms of employment: Permanent, Full Time. Salary: To be negotiated, Commissions, Benefits. Start Date: As soon as possible. Experience: 3-5 years experience in the building industry. You should have a working knowledge of the window and door industry. Duties: Chosen candidate will have to work in a fast paced environment, work well with others; pay close attention to detail, meet targets and deadlines on a monthly basis. You will be required to have a dependable vehicle and be willing to travel regularly. Present our vast supply of products to new and existing clients, prepare and administer sales contracts, provide client input to design and product, resolve product and service related items. How to Apply: By email: nealt@westeckwindows.com By fax: 604-792-6714 (Attn: Neal) Our Website: www.westeckwindows.com Dreaming of a NEW CAREER? Check out bcclassified.com’s Employment and Career Sections for information 604-575-5555 toll-free 1-866-575-5777

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES Canuel Caterers

BC’s largest High School Cafeteria Company with over 50 locations is now interviewing counter attendants / cashiers / food prep, 4-8 hour shift during the school year to start at a high school near you. Fax resume to 604-575-7771. Cook’s req’d w/exp. Sal: $22/hr. Duties: Prepare & cook complete meals; order kitchen supplies; plan menus; oversee kitchen operations; maintain inventory; keep record of food & supplies. English required. Punjabi is an asset. Contact: Balwinder @ E-mail:besttandooriltd@yahoo.ca Fax: 604-304-1295 Location: Richmond, BC

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142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS Documentation Management / Engineering Clerk Wellons Canada has an immediate opening for a full-time Document Management / Engineering Clerk in it’s Surrey office. Duties would be to assist the Engineering / QA/QC and Sales Dept in management and organization of the Eng & QA/QC documentation. Five years experience in document control / tracking in an engineering and / or technical environment would be preferred. Interested candidates are asked to send a resume to:

“Engineering Clerk” at: administration@wellons.ca or via fax to: 604-888-2959 Attn: Administration

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COAL MOUNTAIN Fabricators are hiring experienced ticketed welders in Tumbler Ridge. Shift is 7 on 7 off (12hr days). Journeyman rate is $35/hr with benefits. Accommodations negotiable. If interested in joining a dynamic team in a fast paced environment please send resumes to: coalmountainfab@gmail.com or ph: 250-242-9353. ROADRUNNERS DIAL-A-TIRE LTD, Richmond, BC 1 Wheel Alignment & Brake Specialist needed; completion of high sch; 3-5 yrs of related exp; Class 1 or A drivers license; $24/hr full time; email resume: info@roadrunnersonline.ca

WARTSILA CANADA INC. is a full service jobbing machine shop and requires a:

MACHINIST

Good manual machining background. Trades Qualification required. Must have 5+ yrs. exp. Competitive Wages & Benefits Package including RRSP Plan. Send/email resume to: Bob.boudreau@wartsila.com 1771 Savage Rd, Richmond, B.C V6V 1R1 Fax: 604-244-1181 www.wartsila.com

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Bergamonte- The Natural Way To Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to find out how to get a free bottle with your order.! 888-470-5390

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GARDENING SERVICES 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, pruning, trimming, power raking, aeration, cleanup. Free est. Michael 604-240-2881

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604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting Exterior / Interior

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HANDYPERSONS

DON’S HANDYMAN SERVICES $25 PER HR no job too small. small plumbing repairs, tile setting, drywall patched, painting, any household job. 604-200-0932

ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.

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1ST CALL Plumbing, heating, gas, licensed, insured, bonded. Local, Prompt and Prof. 604-868-7062

3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour

MIN. EXPRESS PAGING SYSTEM Reasonable Rates 604-270-6338

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

JOBS

FIND THEM HERE.

MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488.

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Call 604-618-2949

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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. MoneyProvider.com. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-7761660.

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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BANK SAY NO? WE SAY YES Consolidate or get your personal loan started with us. Up to $200K with low interest rate starting at 1.9%. Bad credit OK. Apply at www.etcfinance.com or call 1-855-222-1228

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SMALL JOB specialist, all repairs. Carpenty & flooring. Kit. & bthrooms a specialty. Dan 604-761-9717

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ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

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SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

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#1167 $25 service call, BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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HELP WANTED

The Richmond Review is looking for an energetic, customer-friendly individual for its Circulation Department. The right candidate will possess excellent communication and organizational skills. Your attention to detail and ability to work with minimum supervision sets you apart from other applicants. Basic knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook Express is recommended. Duties include overseeing 200+ youth carriers, recruiting and hiring new carriers, surveying old and new delivery areas, monitoring carrier performance and following up on reader delivery concerns. A reliable vehicle is a must. A vulnerable sector criminal record check is also mandatory. This permanent part-time position is ideal for an individual with afternoon, evening and weekend availability. Please forward your resume to:

or email us at circulation@richmondreview.com Route Boundaries Number of Papers 14500431

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Papers are delivered to your door. No need to insert flyers either! Deliver 2x week, Wednesdays and Fridays, right in your neighbourhood. Call our circulation department for information.

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REWARDING CAREERS ARE NEVER HANDED TO YOU. AT CDI COLLEGE, WE’LL HELP YOU EARN ONE.

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Kids and Adults Needed Papers are delivered to your door. No need to insert flyers either! Deliver 2x week, Wednesdays and Fridays, right in your neighbourhood. Call our circulation department for information.

Call JR 604-247-3712

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Circulation Manager, c/o Richmond Review #1-3671 Viking Way, Richmond B.C. V6V 1N6 email: circmanager@richmondreview.com Closing date: August 31, 2011 No phone calls please.

Kids and Adults Needed Papers are delivered to your door. No need to insert flyers either! Deliver 2x week, Wednesdays and Fridays, right in your neighbourhood. Call our circulation department for information.

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“NESTA” NEEDS A GOOD HOME WITH YOU!

“NESTA,” 228477, 6 YEARS, NM, DSH Nesta was brought to the SPCA by a concerned citizen, who kept seeing him wandering out in the cold. It was learned that he did have a home, but because of their new baby allergies, the owners were unable to look after him. He is still very playful and loves attention. He would love to go to a family where he could be included in the family, safely indoors!

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REAL ESTATE 640

603

ACREAGE

82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING SALE... “”ROCK BOTTOM PRICES”” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers DIRECT 1800-668-5422.

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

QUALICUM, BC: 5 acres, 3000 sqft home, 30x40 RV storage and or shop. Small barn, pool (23x30), Qualicum water, security gate, private, view on: propertysold.ca or call 250-228-9891.

RECREATIONAL

RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-395-0599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Richmond, #3/Granville Ctr 1 bdrm + den, $1300/mo incl hydro. Sept 1. 604-278-9589, 778-829-0980 RICHMOND

WATERSTONE Bright ★ Quiet ★ Spacious

1 & 2 Bdrm Apt Suites 3 Appliances, balcony, swimming pool, heat & hot water. Also 2 & 3 Bdrm Townhomes 6 Appliances Close to schools & stores. N/P.

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Call 604-275-4849 or 604-830-8246 www.aptrentals.net

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS

REAL ESTATE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 518

SPECIALIZING IN CORIAN/LG HIMACS/AVONITE IN STOCK LAMINATE COUNTERS PICK UP NEXT DAY

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

2 bdrm Moffatt Rd. Spacious, F/P, skylights, storage, pool/gym. N/S, N/P Avail immed or Sept 1. $1,190 604-889-2401 RICHMOND CENTRE, 10/F 6088 Minoru Blvd, 1 bdrm apt. No pet or smoking. $1,150/mth. Ref req’d. Pls call (604) 780-2079.

RICHMOND

1 & 2 Bdrms

RICHMOND, Westminster Hwy/Gilbert. New 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo on 12th floor, steps fr. skytrain, mall, Hosp. Easy access to Vanc.and Airport.. Avail. Sept. 1. $1500 + utils. Phone 604-275-4502/604-762-6414

WEST OF LADNER

House South 52 Street 4 Bdrm., 2 level, approx. 2600 SF on 1 acre land, 3 baths, new kit., appliances, carpet, windows, deck, 2 f/p. $1895/mo + utility tax. Delta

Available Immediately Located in central Richmond, close to all amenities & Kwantlen College. Rent includes heat and hot water.Sorry no pets.

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246 Visit our website: www.aptrentals.net

Planning a VACATION? Check out bcclassified.com’s “TRAVEL” section. Class 061 - Adventures Class 062 - Bed & Breakfast Class 076 - Vacation Spots Just to name a few....

BAYWEST Mgmt Corp.

To view 604-501-4413

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

SHARED office space in Richmond Public Markt. Nr skytrain. $525/m or all unit $1450 Jas 604 616 3250

715

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

RICHMOND spacious 3 bdrm upper lvl duplex, prkg, lge bckyd, balconies, Sept.1. $1300incl util. Cls to Oak St brigdge. 604-319-5968

736

HOMES FOR RENT $2500 / 4 BDRM Avail. Immediately RICHMOND

636

MORTGAGES

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom farmstyle home for rent on Sidaway and Westminster Hwy. Two level, very clean, gated driveway with two fireplaces, sunken living room and pet friendly!!

Please call Kirsten 604-592-6881


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news

Teacher talks begin with arbitration Labour Relations Board to rule on the scope on bargaining talks by Tom Fletcher Black Press A tangle of technical issues is being sorted through by the B.C. Labour Relations Board this week as public school teachers and their employers prepare for another disputed school year. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association applied to the labour board for a ruling expected by Friday on the scope of province-wide bargaining issues. The employer says the B.C. Teachers’ Federation has failed to present a full set of proposals at the provincial table. “The BCTF continues to attempt to negotiate provincial matters and matters that may not be bargained at this time (including class size, class composition and staffing ratios) at local tables,” the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association said in a bargaining bulletin. In June, teachers voted 90 per cent in favour of a strike mandate. In July, BCTF negotiators tabled demands including wage parity with other

736

HOMES FOR RENT

RICHMOND #2/Francis. 4 Bdrm house, 3.5 baths, 5 appls, garage, fenced. Nr schls, shops, bus, ns/np, refs, $2100 +utils. 604-319-6122.

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION SHARE with retired airline type. Williams/#1Rd. Richmond. 3 bdrm, 2 bath ranch style T.house.Very quiet. NS/NP.Mature resp. person. $500inl utils/net. Jim 604-644-8623

750

SUITES, LOWER

Richmond: 2 bdrm, n/p, n/s, nr Walter Lee, McNair Mall & South Arm. $850+$50 util. 604-649-1237. RICHMOND: #5 & Cambie, 1 bdrm bsmt suite in new house. Near school, park, bus, shopping. Avail. now. $800/mo. incl utils & basic cable. n/s, n/p. Refs. (604)723-4073 RICHMOND Central loc, spacious, recently reno’d 1 bdrm garden ste, Nr bus & SkyTrain. Inste W/D. $775 incl util. Avail now. Some pets ok. 604-961-8267 or 778-867-1284. RICHMOND Clean nice, must see! 2 bdrm., on #5 Rd., N/S, N/P. Incl util. $950/mo. Now. 604-277-1234

provinces, doubled bereavement leave to provide 10 days paid leave on the death of a friend or relative, RENTALS

RENTALS

RAILWAY/WILLIAMS 3 bdrm house fam/rm, dble garage & fncd yard. Yard maint by owner. $2800. Sept 1 TJ @ Sutton Proact, (604)728-5460

Black Press file photo Education Minister George Abbott set a friendly tone by joining union president Susan Lambert at the BCTF convention in Victoria in March.

750

SUITES, LOWER

752

Close to schools & public transportation. Spacious 2 & 3 bdrm townhouses. 6 Appl’s., balcony, 2 car garage, 2 full baths, gas f/p. 1 Year lease required. No Pets.

Briargate & Paddock Townhouses

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246 Website www.aptrentals.net RICHMOND: exec 2 lvl corner unit T/H, 3 baths, 3 bdrm, dble garage, $2295/mo. N/S, N/P. Avail now. C21 Prudential, 604-232-3025.

big deals 604.575.5555

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1966 CHEVY PICKUP, V8, 4 spd, blue & white, has collectors plates, $6500. 604-796-2866 (Agassiz) 1976 GMC 3/4 SIERRA CLASSIC Camper Special, 149,000 orig miles, 30,000 on orig rblt. Same owners since 11,000 miles, Feb/78. Collector status, call for info, too numerous to list. ALSO 10’ Slumber Queen Adventurer CAMPER, 99 WS model with all trimmings, 13’’ Sansui TV, 110 & 12V, qu sz slumberqueen matt from Royal City bedding, 8’ awning. $12,500/both. Call: 604-535-5777 or 604-785-6827.

810 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now,

827

TRANSPORTATION

VEHICLES WANTED

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

MARINE 912

BOATS

9’ BOAT with 4 stroke 2 HP Honda o/b, very good cond. unit. Come test ride on the Fraser. Priced for quick sale $990. 604-888-4903.

The Scrapper

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TRANSPORTATION 806

TRANSPORTATION

bcclassified.com

Professionally Managed by Colliers International Call 604-841-2665

RICHMOND

AUTO FINANCING

cent payout for each year worked. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association says the pay de-

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in August, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.

QUEENSGATE GARDENS Conveniently Located

TOWNHOUSES

Private yard, carport or double garage. Located on No. 1 & Steveston, No. 3 & Steveston. Landscape and maintenance included.

810

TOWNHOUSES

RICHMOND

STEVESTON Near # 4, 2-bdrm, diningroom, shr laundry. Patio. NP, NS. $1100/mo + 35% util. Sept. 1st. (604)275-9101 604-836-7923

2 Bedrm + Den & 3 Bedrms Available

TRANSPORTATION

RENTALS

RICHMOND Williams/5 Rd. Bachelor ste avail Sept 1st, $700/mo incl utils/net/cble/lndry. N/S. Call: Rosa 604-277-2419 or 604-805-0978.

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increased preparation time and a retirement bonus that would give departing teachers an extra five per

mand would mean a 21 per cent raise for some teachers to match Alberta rates. It calculates that the entire package of demands would cost an extra $2.2 billion. The B.C. government has settled contracts with a majority its unionized staff this year, working within a “net zero” budget mandate. Education Minister George Abbott has repeatedly indicated that the same mandate applies to teacher talks, with any extra costs offset by savings in other contract areas. BCTF president Susan Lambert says without a negotiated settlement by the time school begins Sept. 6, teachers will start phase one of strike action by refusing all non-essential duties. The relationship between the two sides is reflected in an Labour Relations Board arbitration handed down Aug. 5. The BCTF accepts that taking attendance is an essential service, but tried to refuse to send attendance information to the school office, even though this may involve no more effort than pushing the send button on a computer. The Labour Relations Board refused the request for a second time. The board decided that both monitoring attendance and sending in the results represent a safety issue, and ruled that teachers can’t refuse it and force a management person to collect the data.

AUTO FINANCING 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1990 MERCURY TOPAZ, 4 door. Mechanic owned, great student car. Blue, Aircared, 254,000 kms, loaded. $1400 obo. 604-855-9601 1991 CADILLAC Allante only 44,000 mi. Removable hardtop & Softtop. Rare model, hard to find. Must Sell $8,500obo. 604-309-4001 1992-Cadillac Fleetwood, 215K km, sunrf, leather, exc.cond., $1995 OBO, 604-796-8698/604-798-8965 2004 BUICK LESABRE, spotless, fully loaded, certified, may consider trades, $8900 obo. 778-565-4334.

830

2005 YAMAHA’s Nicest Cruiser!! Midnight Star Custom 1700cc. Pristine condition! Dealer serviced, not on road til 2009, Very low km’s. $16,000 invested, priv. Blowout price!! $8400 drives it away 778888-6805, 778-837-6577.

838

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2006 Chev Trailblazer, 4WD, 107kms, immac cond. sunroof, fully equip. $10,000 obo. 604-309-4001.

851

MARINE 912

BOATS

17’ F.G. BAYLINER, 160hp Merc Cruiser. Comes with trailer $4000 obo. Call 604-768-8434

2008 FORD TAURUS s.w. $35,000. All wheel drive, fully loaded, auto, b/i DVD. (778)829-3945

1992 Bayliner Classic 22.7 bean 8’ new engine pkg 4.3L Merc cruiser V6 Dec .04 new seats, upholstery, canvas, gauges etc. since 2006 $15,000 obo. Don 604-929-7002.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

2009 CADILLAC DTS, black, grey leather, mint cond, 47K. Sacrifice $27,000 obo. 604-805-4545.

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of Edward Alexander Shannon, deceased, formerly of 420-12931 Railway Ave., Richmond, B.C., are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned executor, Eleanor M. North, 936 161B Street, Surrey, B.C., V4A 9M8, on or before Sept. 16, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Eleanor M. North, Executor.

TRUCKS & VANS

2007 DODGE RAM 3500, h.d., SLT. 4x4, 6.7 Cummins turbo diesel. 6 spd., auto. Loaded. Inferno red. Quad cab. Mint. Asking $35,000. 604-807-8420

2007 FORD FUSION SE Fully loaded. Maroon colour, 60K, $8000 firm. Call 604-538-4883.

2002 HONDA CRV EX, AWD, black auto, 151,000 km. No rust or dents, lady driven, $11,500. 604-542-9921

Repairers Lien Karnail Singh MRock The following will be sold on Sept 10, 2011 for $3785.60 owed to Rigmaster Truck and Trailer ltd. plus all fees incurred by this action 1998 Mack 1M1AA18YWW095454 For Sale Info: Consumer Bailiffs Inc 604 795 7337 www.repobc.ca

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Notice is Hereby Given that all persons having claims against the Estate of PATRICK JOHN McEWAN, Deceased, formerly of City of Richmond, Province of British Columbia, who died on January 29, 2011, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, on or before October 24, 2011, after which date the Estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.

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RECREATIONAL/SALE

1992 DODGE RAM van 350, Islander RV, needs work. Open to offers. (604)597-0015

845

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

MOTORCYCLES

Timothy Michael McEwan, Executor c/o LEWIS J. BRIDGEMAN McEWAN & CO. LAW CORPORATION 1432 Bay Avenue Trail, B.C. V1R 4B1

2006 VOLKSWAGEN Cabriolet, cream w/black roof, fully loaded, excellent cond, lady driven, 48K, $16,500 obo. 604-536-8379. CA$H for CAR$ No Wheels -No Problem! Servicing the Fraser Valley 604-746-2855


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Richmond Review · Page 27

> Vancouver Street Battle 4 at ESpot Arcades and Billiard

Gamers meet face to face

T

aking the anti-social out of videogames and putting in heated competition full of face-to-face trash talking, Vancouver Street Battle 4 brought players from all over B.C. together last Saturday. Close to 90 gamers from as far away as Victoria and Squamish came out to ESpot Arcades and Billiards on Alderbridge Around Town Way to battle each Amanda Oye other in rounds of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition for Xbox 360, a game that is gaining notoriety all over the world. “This game is really competitive,” said Justin Law, one of the event organizers. Richmond’s Kenny Lam, who also helped organize the event, won in both the singles category, which had a double elimination set up, and the team category. Law and Jeff Wu were also on the winning team. “You just have to be mentally very strong,” said Law. “It’s like a chess game,” he said. A few of Saturday’s contestants, including Lam, had recently competed in Las Vegas at the Evo Championship Series, a major tournament that brings Super Street Fighter and other players from all over the world together. Law and Lam hope to turn Vancouver Street Battle into a qualifying tournament for Evo. Their next tournament is planned for Sept 17.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Eric Lam and Harry Law; Mike Feldman, Carlos Yu, Justin Chua, Bunsen Fan and Johnny Vo; Kenny Lam, known as “Air” and Justin Law, the organizers; Danny Craig, Jon Loubert, Michael Miller, Joe Groulx and Dylbur Younger, who all came down together from Victoria for the competition; Wilson Lo, an EVO contestant known as “meatonacone” in the gaming world; Kyle Nelson; Gabriel Vaillancourt (centre photo). Amanda Oye photos

Amanda Oye covers the social scene for The Review. Reach her at amanda.oye@telus.net. Around Town appears every Wednesday in The Richmond Review.

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25 to 60% OFF OFF

Flannel Sheet Sets

30%

• 100% cozy thick cotton • Double-brushed for added softness • 8 great solids to choose

everything! Only until Sunday *ANY THESTORE SORE NOT SALE PRICED. PRICED. *ANYITEM ITEMOR ORITEWMS ITEMS ININTHE NOT ALREADY ALREADY SALE NOT VALID ON PAST PURCHASES. NOT VALID ON PAST PURCHASES. SORRY SORRY NO NO COUPONS COUPONS ACCEPTED. ACCEPTED.

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• Reversible • Ideal for college or spare rooms • Machine Washable •• Reg Reg $59.99 $59.99 -- $99.99 $99.00

RICHMOND : NO. 2 ROAD & BLUNDELL 604-270-3318 Kitsilano : 3301 W. Broadway 604-731-2700 Kerrisdale : 2141 W. 41st Avenue 604-263-7300

Port Coquitlam: PoCo Place

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North Vancouver: Capilano Mall 604-986-5203

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White Rock: 24th Ave. & 152nd St. 604-541-2783


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Pizza Factory........................................ B9

Touchstone Family Association ............... B7

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Radisson Fresh Restaurant & Lounge ...... B5

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Enjoy breakfast, lunch & dinner at British Columbia’s favourite neighbourhood restaurant. From our award-winning Triple “O” Burgers to our fresh salads, BC Chicken, Pastas and Stir-frys, there’s something on the menu for everyone. And the little mates will love our Pirate Paks, a complete meal served in a fun cardboard boat.

Richmond Centre 604.278.3911 Open daily from 8am until 11pm



www.whitespot.ca

SAVE 50% OFF DINNER

Join us Sunday - Thursday after 4pm to enjoy any dinner entrée at 50% off with the purchase of a second dinner entrée of equal or greater value. Valid after 4pm for dine-in only at the Richmond Centre White Spot Restaurant, 1902-6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, 604.278.3911. Not to be combined with any other promotional offer. No cash value. Excludes alcohol. Limit one coupon per table per visit. Offer expires Sept. 22, 2011.


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Make Your Experience

un“Pho”gettable

OPENING

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Food Feast E S E N A JAP AL JAPANESE RESTAURANT

LUNCH: 11 :30

B U F F E T S

L YOU KISHA POPPO CAN EAT

am - 4:00 pm D I NN M onday-Fr Adults $1 id ay Mon ER: 4:00pm - 11:3 1.95, Kids day 0pm (4 Weekend -9) $7.95 Adults -Friday s& Adults: $1 $20.95, K ids (4-9) $ 2.95, Kids Holidays 11.95 (4-9): $8.9 LATE NI G 5 Ad H T : 9:30pm ults $12.9 12:00am 5

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OFF

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$7.50 3:00 to 5:00pm A La Carte menu available Plenty of Parking

ORDERS

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ALL YOUR FAVOURITE JAPANESE FOOD DISHES! #1060 IRONWOOD PLAZA, 11660 STEVESTON HWY.

www.kishapopporestaurant.com

604-271-6556

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK • MON-SAT 11AM-MIDNIGHT • SUNDAY 11AM TO 10:30PM


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JOIN US WEEKENDS PRIME RIB DINNER Prime Rib Dinners include our Fresh Salad Table Starting at $1995

Come in and enjoy LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Fridays & Saturdays 5:30 to 9:30pm

ENJOY SUNDAY BRUNCH Brunch Prices: Adults $2495

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Make Mongolie Grill Part of Your Back-to-School Plans

How it works... 4 STEPS

1. Select your favourite ingredients.

2. Add sauces. 3. Chef weighs and grills to your speci¿cations.

4. Enjoy your meal with complimentary steamed rice, soup and Mongolian wraps.

Select Your Ingredients and Watch them Sizzle on a Mongolian Grill JUST OFF THE CANADA LINE AT: 100 - 8400 Alexandra Richmond

604-276-0303

• A unique dining experience that is fresh, healthy and nutritious.

467 W. Broadway Vancouver

• Perfect restaurant for groups that have both vegetarians & meat eaters

604-874-6121

• Choose from a buffet of over 48 fresh food items, 20 sauces & watch the chef grill you selection right in front of your eyes.

19583 Fraser Highway Langley

604-532-0301

• Fun for families! Great place for parties!

mongoliegrill.ca

CLIP & SAVE THESE HUGE BACK-TO-SCHOOL SAVINGS

with purchase of a drink.

MONGOLIE NACHOS Plus an Appetizer Plate, Pitcher of Beer or a Half Litre of Wine!





2 for 1 Entrées

5:00pm-Midnight. $15 maximum. Present coupon to server. Expires Sept. 30, 2011.

Valid prior to 9:30 p.m. Maximum 4 coupons per table. Present coupon to server. Expires September 30, 2011.

ONLY

1999

$

SHARING A MEAL (RICHMOND ONLY) 2 spring rolls, rice, wraps, entree to share prepared by the chef, pitcher of beer or half litre of house wine all for





Buy 1 Entrée and receive the second at 1/2 Price

Present coupon to server. Expires September 30, 2011.

A $38 value. 1:00pm-7pm

Present coupon to server. Expires Sept. 30, 2011.

ONLY

1999

$


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Richmond Review · Page B7

EATING TOGETHER is a Touchstone Family Association initiative designed to raise funds for free counselling through our Front Porch Program.

• This year 18 restaurants generously participated by inviting customers to join them for family meals. Next year our goal is 25 RESTAURANTS. • We need your help! Please encourage your favourite restaurants to get involved.They’ll get great exposure, and reach new customers. • Send your votes for your family’s favourite restaurants that you’d like to see involved to us at gpatko@touchfam.ca or comment on our Facebook page. Next time you are enjoying a meal with your family, we invite you to reflect on what makes the time special for you. Consider making a family donation to Touchstone to assist Richmond families. Family is the first community we belong to – Eating together is a simple act that maintains and strengthens family unity and health. Bon Appétit!

#120 – 6411 Buswell Street, Richmond, BC V6Y 2G5 604-279-5599 www.touchstonefamily.ca


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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Amazing Fish & Chips

Delicious Indian Cuisine

FISH & CHIPS FAMILY PACKS Halibut & Cod 6 PC FISH: 3 fries, coleslaw, tartar, gravy, 2L Pop 8 PC FISH: 4 fries, coleslaw, tartar, gravy, 2 L Pop, Dessert 10 PC FISH: 6 fries, coleslaw, tartar, gravy, Caesar salad, 2 L Pop, Dessert 12 PC FISH: 8 fries, coleslaw, tartar, gravy, Caesar salad, 2 L Pop, Dessert

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL!

FREE * Expires September 30, 2011

*

BUY ONE THREE PIECE HALIBUT AND CHIPS AND RECEIVE A FOURTH PIECE OF HALIBUT FREE!

INDIAN CUISINE CATERING MENU FOR 20 - 200 PEOPLE Option 1

Butter Chicken Dal Alu Gobi Basmati Rice Raita Salad Chutni Naan Bread Alu TIki Dessert: Rice Pudding

Option 2

Option 3

Butter Chicken Butter Chicken Chili Chicken Lamb Curr y Lamb Curry or Butter Dal Prawn Palak Paneer Shahi Paneer or Dal Basmati Rice Veggies Salad Basmati Rice Chutni Salad, Chutni Naan Bread Naan Bread Alu TIki Alu TIki or Samosas Dessert: Dessert: Pastry Platter Rasmalai

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL!

FREE * Expires September 30, 2011

*

BUY ONE BUTTER CHICKEN AND RECEIVE BASMATI RICE FREE!

115-3675 WESTMINSTER HWY (at No. 1 Road) 604.304.0275 piscesfishandchips.com • All frying is done in 100% vegetable shortening.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Richmond Review · Page B9

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NEW LOCATION IN RICHMOND 120-12020 1st Ave.

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604-233-7777 604-271-2300

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Interac accepted on deliveries

PURE CHEESE Thin Crust Available

ORDER ONLINE AT WWW.JUSTEAT.CA 1

3 FOR 1

PARTY PACK PIZZA

2

2 LARGE PIZZAS

3 Large Pizzas.......................... $28.99 3 Medium Pizzas ...................... $24.99 3 Small Pizzas .......................... $21.99

4

2 LASAGNA & 10 WINGS

7

19.99

FAMILY MEAL COMBO

2 Medium Pizzas (any 3 Toppings) 2 Baked Lasagna or Spaghetti (with meat sauce) $ 2 Garlic Toast

Make’em Lrg. for $3.00 more

PICK-UP SPECIAL ONLY

1 Large 14” Any Two Toppings...............................$10.99 1 Medium 12” Any Two Toppings............................. $9.99 1 Small 10” Any Two Toppings ................................. $7.99 1 Lasagna with Garlic Toast...................................... $8.99 1 Small Pepperoni or Cheese .................................. $4.99

9

SALADS

Caesar Salad ................................................. Large $4.99 Greek Salad ....................................................Large $5.49 Tossed Green Salad .......................................Large $3.99 1000 Island, Ranch, Italian & Caesar Dressing

29.99

8

2 Medium Pizzas

17.99

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5

SUPER DEAL

Any 3 Toppings on Each

$

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10% OFF OUR REGULAR MENU



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(Any 3 Toppings on Each)

100%

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CE 1985 N I S U O SERVING Y

1st Ave.

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Sunday-Thursday 3:30pm-10:30pm Friday & Saturday 3:30pm-11:30pm

No. 1 Road

NEW HOURS

CHICKEN WINGS

Honey Garlic, Hot Wings or B.B.Q. 6 Pieces................................................................... $5.99 12 Pieces................................................................... $8.99 24 Pieces.................................................................$14.99

10

SIDE ORDERS

Garlic Toast (2 Pieces) ................................................ $1.50 Cheese Bread ........................................................... $1.99 Soft Drinks (355 ml) Can ............................................ $1.00 Coke Classic, 7-Up, Orange, Root Beer, Diet Coke, Sprite

Pizza Dip....75¢ 2 Ltr Pop....$2.99 Juice....$1.50

Plus Taxes & Deposit

PIZZA TOPPINGS

MEAT: Ground Beef • Pepperoni • Ham • Bacon • Sausage • Salami • Capicollo VEGETABLES: Green Pepper • Black Olives • Mushrooms • Onion • Pineapple • Spinach • Tomato • Feta Cheese SEAFOOD: Shrimp • Anchovies HOT: Jalapeno Pepper • Banana Pepper • Garlic on Request • Crushed Chillies on Side on Request • NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFER • H.S.T & DEPOSIT EXTRA • PLEASE MENTION COUPON WHEN ORDERING • CARRY OUT PRICE; FOR DELIVERY ADD $2.99 • LIMITED TIME OFFER • DRIVER CAN CARRY ONLY $30 IN CHANGE


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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

UNDE R NEW OWN ERSH IP! FOOD + DRINK

NEW MENU LAUNCH FRIDAY, AUGUST 26TH! WINGS NIGHT!

$

Tuesdays & Thursdays

UFC FIGHT NIGHT Saturday, August 27th 6:00pm

5/lb

CFL FOOTBALL BC Lions vs. Toronto Argos Friday, September 2nd 4:30pm

GAME ON! GAME ON!

“Eat Well. Drink Well. Be Well!” CHILDREN WELCOME!

#108-5188 Westminster Hwy., Richmond (Corner of Westminster & Tiffany Blvd. Halfway between No. 1 Rd. and No. 2 Rd.)

604.244.8500

20% OFF Must present coupon. Valid until September 15, 2011.





All Food Items on Menu

Buy 1 Appetizer & Receive the 2nd Appetizer FREE

Must present coupon. Valid until September 15, 2011.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Richmond Review · Page B11

North American & Filipino Cuisine! “Mabuhay” means “Welcome” in the Philippines and we’d like you to feel like our restaurant is your home away from home for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Casa Pinoy is a place where chefs combine passion and skill to make the best of Filipino and North American style food! – René Hipolito, President

Filipino Dishes Seafood Safood Palabok ................$8.99

& kalamansi (Filipino lemon), topped with sauteed onions. Served with white rice.

spices. Baked and slightly fried. Served with white rice and grilled vegetables.

Kare Kare ..........................$7.99

Lechon Kawali ..................$8.99

Rice noodle dish with flavourful shrimp sauce. Garnished with pork crackling, sliced egg, drizzled with kalamansi (Filipino lemon) and fresh green onions..

Stewed beef sauteed in a smooth and creamy peanut sauce mixed with veggies and tripe. Served with white rice.

Relyenong Bangus .........$10.99

Sauteed beef tongue in a creamy mushroom sauce, carrots, corn, sweet red pepper. Served with white rice.

Stuffed boneless milkfish, marinated in kalamansi. Roasted and slightly fried.

Daing na Bangus ..............$7.99

Slightly salted milkfish, marinated in vinegar, deep fried and served with white rice.

Grilled Stuffed squid ......$12.99 With your choice of veggies or pork stuffing.

Grilled Tuna Steak ............$7.99

Beef

Pastel de Lengua ..............$8.99

Pork Pork/Chicken Adobo ........$6.99

Deliciously sauteed in soy sauce and vinegar, garnished with quail eggs and bay leaves. Served with white rice.

Sinigang ............................$7.99 Pork cubes and ribs mixed with vegetables in a light soothing tamarind broth. Served with white rice.

Menudo .............................$6.99

Beef Caldereta ..................$7.99 Roasted tomato based beef stew with potatoes, sweet red peppers and olives. Served with white rice.

Beef Bulalo .......................$7.99

Flavourful soup complimented with beef bone marrow, tapped out of the bones with tendons and mixed veggies. Served with white rice.

Beef steak .........................$8.99

Filipinio style beef marinated in savory soy sauce, garlic

Sliced pork liver and sausage mixed with diced potatoes, marinated in tomato sauce. Served with white rice.

Lumpia (Spring Rolls) ......$7.99

Ten tasty spring rolls filled with ground pork, shrimp and minced vegetables. Deep fried to perfection.

Dinuguan ......................... $6.99 Filipino savory stewed pork. Served with white rice.

Embutido...........................$6.99 Filipino meatloaf seasoned with aromatic herbs and

Deep fried marinated pork belly. Served with white rice..

Crispy Pata .......................$8.99 Marinated and deep fried, crunchy pork hock. Served with white rice.

Chicken Chicken Pandan ...............$8.99

Filipino style chicken filet wrapped in pandan leaves and slightly fried to perfection. Served with white rice.

Chicken Inasal ..................$8.99

Grilled chicken leg marinated in coco vinegar, garlic and pepper. Served with rice pilaf.

Veggies & Noodles Guinataang Sitaw .............$7.99

CORPORAT CATERINGE AVAILABLE !

With squash.

Pancit Bihon .....................$7.99 Pancit Canton ...................$7.99 Chop Suey ........................$7.99

North American/Mediterranean Dishes

B DESSERT

DINE IN OR TAKE OUT!

Breakfast Corned Beef Hash ................ $8.99 American Omelet .................. $7.99 Scrambled Eggs & Sausage $7.99 Mushroom Bacon Omelet .... $7.99 Ham Omelet .......................... $7.99 Steak & Eggs ........................ $9.99 6 oz. prime rib served with 2 eggs, toast or hash browns and fruit.

FRESH CO F FROM LOC FEE A ROASTERS L !

Burgers

Mushroom Swiss Burger ..... $7.99 Salmon Burger ..................... $8.99 Cheezy Burger ...................... $6.99 Spicy Chicken/Cheese Burger ...$7.99



BETTER THAN SPRING ROLLS! Appetizer with your Philippine Food Entree!

One coupon per person per visit. Not to be combined with any other offer. Expires Sept. 30, 2011.

Pasta

Served with French fries or salad.

Served garlic bread.

Cajun Chicken Wrap ............ $7.99 Hawaiian Grilled Chicken .... $7.99 Trio ........................................ $8.99

Chicken Marinara ................. $8.99 Carbonara Pasta................... $8.99 Seafood Pasta ...................... $9.99 Beef Lasagna ........................ $6.99

Steak, salmon, halibut, melted cheddar cheese, mayo, harissa mayo, dijon mustard dressing and your choice of fries or salad.

Seafood & Chicken

Philly Cheese Steak ............. $8.99

Fish & Chips ......................... $9.99

Souvlaki

Served with French fries.

FREE LUMPIA

Sandwiches/Wraps

2 pieces of halibut with French fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce.

Chicken or Beef .................... $9.99 BBQ Chicken ........................ $7.99 Pork BBQ .............................. $7.99 Baby Back Ribs .................. $13.99

Calamari................................ $8.99 Chicken Wings ..................... $7.99 Grilled Chicken & Shrimp .. $10.99

RECEIVE A

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FREE POP!

FREE COFFEE!

With your purchase of any entree.

With your purchase of any breakfast meal.

One coupon per person per visit. Not to be combined with any other offer. Expires Sept. 30, 2011.

One coupon per person per visit. Not to be combined with any other offer. Expires Sept. 30, 2011.

101-11911 Bridgeport Road, Richmond (Corner of Bridgeport & No. 5 Road, near Scotia Bank)

+

604.276.0201 | casapinoy.ca | Fax: 604.276.0207 Call, Fax, or Visit us online for reservations and catering services! Open Daily 10am - 8pm

W h a t Yo u De s e r ve !

W h e re Yo u B e l o n g !



O L A H O L A H EVERAGE!



WITH COOL OFF NTIC AN AUTHE

This is the Place!


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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

FINEST PHO IN RICHMOND BEEF PHO SMALL $6.25 LARGE $6.95

SPRING ROLL $1.95

EACH

SHRIMP SALAD $1.95

EACH

BLENDED AVOCADO $3.25

PHO 78

604.278.7599 #170-4351 NO. 3 ROAD

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK MON-WED 10-10 • THURS-SAT 10-12 • SUNDAY 10-9

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BROWNGATE ROAD Parker Place

LESLIE ROAD

HAZELBRIDGE WAY

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

CAMBIE ROAD

NO. 3 ROAD

3 KINDS OF BEANS IN ICE DESSERT $3.25

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